While it may seem that the difficulty in raising a toddler is in getting them to chill out (just! once! in! a! while!) – I’ve found that it can be nearly as challenging to make more time to simply BE with my children.
Sure, it’s important to teach our children to be respectful. To help them grow into more calm and compassionate people, aware and sensitive of other people and their environment.
Perhaps what’s even more important is to let them just revel in being this age. It really is such a special time, one that we can barely remember as adults – but clearly there’s something to it.
There’s plenty of time to make perfect little people (please don’t!).
For a while at least, when the deadlines and craziness of day to day life and adult responsibilities permit, dare I say that this is in fact our biggest responsibility.
That this joy I speak of – creating it, nurturing it, introducing and sustaining it…I’m starting to think it’s more important than anything else.
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- Cultivate stillness.
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- Toddler Yoga, it’s a thing.
- The politics of toddler hair (around here)
- On Getting Toddlers to Eat Their Greens
- 5 Ways to Keep Fit When You Have No Time
- Natural Ways to Treat a Toddler’s Cold/Flu (That actually work!)
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